DENVER - A second generation Denver Police Officer critically wounded early last month was promoted to the rank of sergeant Friday.
Tony Lopez Jr. rose from a wheelchair and used crutches to take the stage at a promotion ceremony.
It was just last month when, during a traffic stop, Lopez was shot seven times.
His pregnant wife, Kristen Lopez, placed the new badge on her husband as Tony's father, a commander for the department, looked on.
Kristen Lopez said her husband wanted to walk to the stage and had worked with a physical therapist the day before to try to make it happen.
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